We were thrilled to see our friend Sarah and her daughter Jane. Sarah had been seriously ill earlier this year but has made a good recovery, regained her appetite and is now able to walk with a cane rather than a walker and going through her rehab assignment. We all headed out to our recently opened Olive Garden for her long postponed birthday lunch. Yum--soup, salad and breadsticks! One carload of us stopped at the new little quilt shop on the way back--not a lot of inventory in yet but good stuff, nonetheless. A few patterns and some heirloom sewing materials.
Monday morning I had stopped to take pictures of the turned in quilts, posted pics to the album, helped pin three quilts, etc, etc so I got a very late start sewing. Marilyn needed some help with a sashed on point appliqued quilt so that provided a break from the machine in the afternoon for a little bit but I was home for supper both evenings. I only managed to get one top done and I was bound and determined to stay till I did. I had gotten most of the backing together---it is the same building and car fabric as the borders but lacked about 8 inches on the length so I will complete that and the binding her at home. (Debbie Mumm's quilting project of the month for March---Pam and Norma have shared tops that they have done using this same pattern in recent posts. Here is my version. (Aline just about had two done but she still had some work to do on the borders so stay tuned for those in coming posts)
Below is the Delectable Mountain top that Jeanne sent to us for donation. All I did was put the borders on and quilt it and Pat finished up the binding since our last meeting. Thanks again, Jeanne. I know that she had a picture of this on her now defunct first blog so I cannot link back to it for you but her readers may remember it. Isn't this a stunner? Pat's husband was even commenting on the Southwest look, she said. They had lived for a time in New Mexico and had moved down there about a year ago intending to build. Plans has changed and we were thrilled to hear that they will be building about 6 miles down the road from one of our other members right here in Calhoun County.
Rosa came on Monday and was working on assembling a king sized scrappy batik star sampler. I really wanted to get a picture of it but she wanted to wait till the top was completely done. It is gorgeous! She also had brought a crockpot full of broccoli cheese soup for our lunch on Monday.
Always good to get together and see what others are working on. We all probably get more done if we stay home but it is the fellowship that makes this fun. I can and do sew by myself any other day of the week, after all. I came home with 9 finished WTIL quilts, one top I made that we had pinned and one that I am going to quilt for Marilyn's niece for pay. Stack those with the other 6. Bedroom looks like Quilt Central again, LOL. About time to take some over to Linda S' again and get a count of how close to goal we are. I plan on finishing up the beetle top and maybe piecing one more top (Warm Wishes that I have always wanted to try) Next week I'll be back in quilting mode for sure.
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